Calvert’s comprehensive curriculum materials include everything you need for a full year of teaching.
Solidifying Knowledge and Preparing for High School
Our 8th Grade curriculum begins to bring together the necessary tools and topics to fully equip your child for success in high school and all endeavors proceeding graduation. Students will study narrative poetry and prose that correspond to our American History program. Through literature, textbooks, atlas, and geography workbooks, your child is immersed in the country’s intellectual, physical, and political identities.
Two different math options are available with our 8th Grade curriculum: 1) Calvert Math, a traditional math program where students begin pre-algebra, scientific notation, constructions, angles, irrational numbers, and data and statistics. or 2) Math in Focus, a new, modernized math approach where students understand and use exponents and their properties, use systems of equations to solve real-world problems, identify relations and functions, and solve problems involving proportional reasoning and similar figures.
At this stage in our curriculum, your child’s vocabulary and grammar skills are intertwined, and reading comprehension is built through poetry reading, speeches, sonnets, plays, and award-winning novels. Physical, life and earth sciences such as electricity, magnetism, genetics, space, topography, and erosion are covered in the science section of our curriculum. Finally, students further develop their technology skills in desktop publishing, presentation creation, spreadsheets, and HTML.
The Tools You Need Plus Unlimited Support
Our comprehensive 8th grade homeschool program includes everything you need to successfully educate your child at home: print textbooks, workbooks, reading books, maps, science and math kits, activity pages, tests, and more! Our print and online Lesson Manuals include complete daily lesson plans and step-by-step instructions.
All Calvert programs also include access to the Calvert Teaching Navigator, our innovative online resource that makes homeschooling with Calvert easier and more flexible than ever before. Plus, every enrollment includes free, unlimited Teacher Support from our highly trained and certified Education Counselors.
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This course incorporates many optional digitally-rich features for an engaging experience that nurtures 21st century skills critical to college and career readiness.
Lessons, activities, and online interactive learning tools are integrated with the curriculum, particularly Grammar and Science.
Mysti Rolenc, Calvert Alumni, and author of 3 books. Her first book was published at age 14.
I started in Kindergarten and went all the way through 8th grade with Calvert. I absolutely feel that the Calvert program helped to prepare me for my career as an author! Calvert had such emphasis on writing, not just in the language arts section, but in every class. It really helped me to build my writing skills and improve them.— Mysti R., Calvert Alumni